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Chile Navy: 2 people die in accident off Strait of Magellan

Chile Navy says 2 fishermen die, 1 rescued in boat wreck off Strait of Magellan

Chile Navy: 2 people die in accident off Strait of Magellan

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The Chilean Navy says two fishermen have died when their boat went down off the Strait of Magellan on the southern tip of South America.

The Navy said it received a distress call early Wednesday from the Paine motorboat, saying it was taking in water and was about to sink. In a four-hour mission, it rescued Jose Vargas and retrieved the bodies of his son and another man.

The maritime governor of Chile's southernmost city of Punta Arenas says locating the boat was particularly difficult because it lacked a satellite location device or fireworks to pinpoint its whereabouts. Capt. Jorge Imhoff says if they had been carrying those, the Navy would have reached them faster and would have likely been able to save them all.


Updated : 2021-09-18 06:26 GMT+08:00